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Origami for World Cultural Geography

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Origami: The word and its meanings. The first thing that people would probably think of is an origami bird known as the origami crane. All about the origami crane They look like this: What is Origami? The word origami comes from 'ori' meaning folding and 'kami' meaning paper. 4 Facts About Origami: Origami originates from Japan and started around the 17th Century AD. According the another ancient Japanese legend, if you fold more than 1000 origami cranes in your life, you will be granted one wish. According to a Japanese legend, you have to make origami with a square piece of paper and use no scissors otherwise you will have bad luck for 1 week. Origami is the ancient Japanese
art of folding paper. All about the origami crane: The origami crane is one of the easiest origami sculptures to make.
They are one of the more popular origami creations because they are very simple unlike origami like this: The largest origami crane was almost half the size of a football pitch.

The smallest was 0.1mm x 0.1mm (about the size of a grain of rice) What is origami? The history of origami The History of origami In the 17th century there was very little paper available so only the rich could afford to do paper folding. The Japanese found useful purposes for their origami. For example, the Samurai would exchange gifts with a form known as a noshi. This was a paper folded with a strip of dried fish or meat. It was considered a good luck token. As easier paper making methods were developed, paper became less expensive. Origami became a popular art for everyone, no matter if they were rich or poor. For centuries there were no written directions for folding origami models. The directions were taught to each generation and then handed down to the next. This form of art became part of the cultural heritage of the Japanese people. In 1797, How to Fold 1000 Cranes was published. This book contained the first written set of origami instructions which told how to fold a crane. People in the 18th century making origami One of the first ever books showing
you how to make origami This is a Chinese Dragon and it can take some people months to make, where as an origami crane would only take most people a couple of minutes. THANK YOU FOR WATCHING What people think when someone says 'origami' You can try origami too! You can try origami too! Origami is becoming more popular in Britain and the world and there are many books coming out showing you how to make origami. Many famous films and TV shows have origami books out as well showing you how to make their characters Just like: Star Wars Hello Kitty Mickey and Minnie Mouse And many more...
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